Tour of Fuzhou: Defending champion Rahim Emami back in the lead after stage 1

Arvin Moazami Godarzi and Rahim Emami (Pishgaman Giant Team) and Peter Schulting (Parkhotel Valkenburg) on the Tour of Fuzhou stage 1 podium

Arvin Moazami Godarzi and Rahim Emami (Pishgaman Giant Team) and Peter Schulting (Parkhotel Valkenburg) on the Tour of Fuzhou stage 1 podium (Image credit: Jean-François Quénet)

Iran's Rahim Emami (Pishgaman Giant Team) won Wednesday’s stage 1 of the newly upgraded UCI 2.1 Tour of Fuzhou. Already the overall winner of the Chinese event in 2013 and 2015, Emami prevailed in the uphill finish in Guling atop a rolling 12km-long climb. Only Dutchman Peter Schulting of Parkhotel-Valkenburg managed to hold the pace of the Iranian squad, which put five riders in the top 6.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rahim Emami (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team2:40:35
2Arvin Moazami Godarzi (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:12
3Peter Schulting (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Hamid Pourhashemi (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:17
5Reza Hosseini (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:23
6Amir Kolahdouz Hagh (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:31
7Ahad Kazemi Sarai (IRI) Tabriz Shahrdari Team0:01:03
8Hernandez Francisco Jarley Colorado (Col) RTS - Santic Racing Team0:01:07
9Saeid Safarzadeh (IRI) Tabriz Shahrdari Team0:01:22
10Sven Luijk (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:01:27
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rahim Emami (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team2:40:25
2Arvin Moazami Godarzi (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:16
3Peter Schulting (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:00:18
4Hamid Pourhashemi (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:27
5Reza Hosseini (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:33
6Amir Kolahdouz Hagh (IRI) Pishgaman Giant Team0:00:41
7Ahad Kazemi Sarai (IRI) Tabriz Shahrdari Team0:01:13
8Hernandez Francisco Jarley Colorado (Col) RTS - Santic Racing Team0:01:17
9Saeid Safarzadeh (IRI) Tabriz Shahrdari Team0:01:32
10Sven Luijk (Ned) Parkhotel Valkenburg Continental Team0:01:37

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